Recipes with Heart | Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa


For the spice rub:
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp black pepper


For the fish tacos:
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
Black pepper
Coconut oil
1 lb halibut filet
1 tbsp of the spice rub
4 corn tortillas
1 cup finely shredded cabbage



For the spice rub:
In a bowl, combine all of the spices and mix together with a spoon. Reserve one tablespoon of the mixture for the fish, and save the rest in an airtight container


For the fish tacos:

1) Combine the mango, tomatoes, jalapeño, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves and mix well. Season with pepper, to taste.

2) Heat a grill or stovetop pan over medium heat. Drizzle a light coating of the coconut oil over the fish and rub on the tbsp. of blackening spice.

3) Cook the fish on one side untouched for 4 minutes. Flip, and cook the other side for another 4 minutes. Remove from pan.

4) Warm the tortillas and keep in a tortilla warmer.

5) Break the fish apart with a fork into bite size chunks. Divide among the warm tortillas.

6) Top with the cabbage and mango salsa. Serve with wedges of lime.


Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving (per taco): Calories 250/Total Fat 7g/Saturated Fat 4g/Monounsaturated Fat 1g/Polyunsaturated Fat 1g/Trans Fat 0g/Cholesterol 35mg/Sodium 80mg/Potassium 735mg/Total Carbohydrate 22g/Dietary Fiber 5g/Sugars 10g/Protein 26g
Recipes featured are heart-healthy; however, you may have special dietary requirements or food/drug interaction concerns. Check with your healthcare professional before trying a recipe.

About the Chef

Amanda is a heart transplant recipient and graduate of The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Houston, Texas. Born with Congenital Heart Disease, at only 14 days old, she had her first surgery to repair a VSD and a Coarctation of the Aorta. She was non-symptomatic and playing sports until the age of 12 when she needed a pacemaker implanted and she was soon diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  In October of 2003, a stranger gave her the gift of life. Amanda learned at an early age the meaning of healthy living and has dedicated her second chance at life to help educate others. Today she teaches heart patients how to modify their favorite recipes, find heart-healthy foods at the grocery store and change their eating habits. She also developed a heart-healthy cookbook. Learn More About Chef Amanda